What You Should Know About Canada’s New Food Guide

Health Canada just revealed their updated dietary guidelines with the associated image to represent a healthy plate. They are calling it, Canada’ Food Guide, but I like, Canada’s Food Plate!

canadas food guide
Health Canada Food Guide

The recommendations can be summarized on their Food Guide Canada website here. 

To summarize the important points,

  • Be Mindful of your eating habits . Take time to eat. Notice when you are hungry and when you are full.
  • Cook more often. Plan what you eat. Involve others in planning and preparing meals.
  • Enjoy your food. Culture and food tradition can be party of healthy eating.
  • Eat meals with others.
  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins.
  • Choose Protein foods that come from plants more often.
  • Choose foods with healthy fats instead of saturated fats.
  • Limit highly processed foods.
  • Prepare meals and snacks using ingredients with little or no added sodium, sugars, or saturated fats.
  • Choose healthier menu options when eating out.
  • Make water your drink of choice. Replace sugary drinks with water.
  • Use Food labels.
  • Be aware that food marketing can influence your choices.

Download the poster here.

canadas educational eat well poster

The Health Beet 3 Section Portion Control Plate

Canadas food group plate
Healthy Habits Portion Control Plate